Eglise et Hospital de Saint Jacques Du Haut Pas - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 48° 50.608 E 002° 20.495
31U E 451691 N 5410263
Quick Description: The Eglise et Hospital de Saint Jacques Du Haut Pas is located at 252 Rue Saint-Jacques in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris France.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 4/22/2013 12:06:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMGXZM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 25

Long Description:

One route of the Way of Saint James originates in Paris at the Eglise et Hospital de Saint Jacques Du Haut Pas and proceeds southwest to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. An early version of the church was built in 1564 and dedicated to Saint James the Minor. Reconstruction and additions continued until 1675 when architect David Gittard formulated the final plan. By May 6, 1684 the main work on the church was complete.

A sign about 7' up from the ground on northwest side of the north tower of the church contains the Way of Saint James marker. A matching stone plaque is has line images of two hiking pilgrims on either side of a scallop and is inscribed in French:

CHEMIN DE SAINT JACQUES
DE COMPOSTELLE
EGLISE ET HOSPITAL DE
SAINT JACQUES DU HAUT PAS

English:

WAY OF SAINT JAMES
DE COMPOSTELLE
CHURCH AND HOPSITAL OF
SAINT JAMES THE MINOR.

Scalloped shaped holy water fonts are found inside the church.

Country: France

Type of Waymark: Monument

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